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Is the PrePex device an alternative for surgical male circumcision in adolescents ages 13–17 years? Findings from routine service delivery during active surveillance in Zimbabwe

Contributions Conceptualization: Webster Mavhu, Karin Hatzold, Ngonidzashe Madidi, Brian Maponga, Roy Dhlamini, Sinokuthemba Xaba, Getrude Ncube, Owen Mugurungi, Frances M. Cowan. Data curation: Webster Mavhu ... , Malvern Munjoma. Formal analysis: Webster Mavhu, Malvern Munjoma. Funding acquisition: Karin Hatzold, Ngonidzashe Madidi, Brian Maponga, Sinokuthemba Xaba, Getrude Ncube, Owen Mugurungi, Frances M. Cowan

Understanding the experience and manifestation of depression in adolescents living with HIV in Harare, Zimbabwe

contributed significantly to study execution and completion. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Nicola Willis, Webster Mavhu, Ashraf Kagee. Data curation: Nicola Willis, Abigail Mutsinze. Formal ... analysis: Nicola Willis, Carol Wogrin. Funding acquisition: Nicola Willis. Investigation: Nicola Willis, Webster Mavhu, Ashraf Kagee. Methodology: Nicola Willis, Webster Mavhu, Abigail Mutsinze, Ashraf

Sexual behavior experiences and characteristics of male-female partnerships among HIV positive adolescent girls and young women: Qualitative findings from Zimbabwe

Contributions Conceptualization: Webster Mavhu, Elizabeth Rowley, Ibou Thior, Natalie Kruse-Levy, Owen Mugurungi, Getrude Ncube, Suzanne Leclerc-Madlala. Data curation: Webster Mavhu, Ibou Thior. Formal ... analysis: Webster Mavhu, Elizabeth Rowley. Funding acquisition: Elizabeth Rowley, Ibou Thior, Owen Mugurungi, Getrude Ncube. Investigation: Webster Mavhu, Elizabeth Rowley, Ibou Thior. 8 / 11 Methodology

Acceptability and feasibility of early infant male circumcision for HIV prevention in Malawi

Background Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has been successfully implemented in 14 countries as an additional HIV prevention intervention. As VMMC programs mature in most countries, the focus is now on how to sustain the HIV prevention gains realised from VMMC. As part of preparations for the sustainability phase, countries are either piloting or preparing to pilot...

Evaluating a multi-component, community-based program to improve adherence and retention in care among adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

World Health Organization (WHO) adolescent HIV-testing and treatment guidelines recommend community-based interventions to support antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and retention in care, while acknowledging that the evidence to support this recommendation is weak. This cluster randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a...

Factors Associated with Parental Non-Adoption of Infant Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Thematic Synthesis

Infant male circumcision (IMC) may be more effective at preventing HIV than adult male circumcision as the procedure is carried out before the individual becomes sexually active. Successful scale-up will depend on identifying and overcoming parental concerns that may act as barriers for IMC. We conducted a systematic review to identify qualitative studies reporting on parental...

Poverty, Food Insufficiency and HIV Infection and Sexual Behaviour among Young Rural Zimbabwean Women

Background Despite a recent decline, Zimbabwe still has the fifth highest adult HIV prevalence in the world at 14.7%; 56% of the population are currently living in extreme poverty. Design Cross-sectional population-based survey of 18–22 year olds, conducted in 30 communities in south-eastern Zimbabwe in 2007. Objective To examine whether the risk of HIV infection among young...

Barriers and Motivators to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake among Different Age Groups of Men in Zimbabwe: Results from a Mixed Methods Study

Background We conducted quantitative and qualitative studies to explore barriers and motivating factors to VMMC for HIV prevention, and to assess utilization of existing VMMC communication channels. Methods and Findings A population-based survey was conducted with 2350 respondents aged 15–49. Analysis consisted of descriptive statistics and bivariate analysis between circumcision...

Work Experience, Job-Fulfillment and Burnout among VMMC Providers in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Background Human resource capacity is vital to the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services. VMMC providers are at risk of “burnout” from performing a single task repeatedly in a high volume work environment that produces long work hours and intense work effort. Methods and findings The Systematic Monitoring of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale...

Systematic Monitoring of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale-Up: Adoption of Efficiency Elements in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

Background SYMMACS, the Systematic Monitoring of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale-up, tracked the implementation and adoption of six elements of surgical efficiency— use of multiple surgical beds, pre-bundled kits, task shifting, task sharing, forceps-guided surgical method, and electrocautery—as standards of surgical efficiency in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and...

Provider Attitudes toward the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Scale-Up in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Background Countries participating in voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) scale-up have adopted most of six elements of surgical efficiency, depending on national policy. However, effective implementation of these elements largely depends on providers' attitudes and subsequent compliance. We explored the concordance between recommended practices and providers' perceptions...

Enhancing Psychosocial Support for HIV Positive Adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe

Background There is a recognized gap in the evidence base relating to the nature and components of interventions to address the psycho-social needs of HIV positive young people. We used mixed methods research to strengthen a community support group intervention for HIV positive young people based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Methods A quantitative questionnaire was administered to HIV...

Acceptability of Early Infant Male Circumcision as an HIV Prevention Intervention in Zimbabwe: A Qualitative Perspective

Background Early infant male circumcision (EIMC) is simpler, safer and more cost-effective than adult circumcision. In sub-Saharan Africa, there are concerns about acceptability of EIMC which could affect uptake. In 2009 a quantitative survey of 2,746 rural Zimbabweans (aged 18–44) indicated that 60% of women and 58% of men would be willing to have their newborn son circumcised...